Guiding You Through the 2023 LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg Experience Locally...

We are excited to have our friend, and Chief of Veterans Services for the Virginia Employment Commission's Jobs for Veterans State Grant program, Alex Sellner joining us as this year's local emcee!

Alex joined the JVSG as a Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) in 2017 after more than 20 years in the United States Air Force. In early 2021, Alex was selected to succeed Dr. Rob Walker, who served as local emcee for our 2017 Live2Lead events in both Harrisonburg and Winchester, in the Chief role. Alex, his wife, and their five children live in Kingsport, TN. We cherish the friendship we've been able to develop with him, we have tremendous respect for all he contributes to our veteran community and we're thrilled to have him join us for this event!

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Join Us For This NINTH Annual Leadership Development EXPERIENCE!

LIVE2LEAD is designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You'll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed session. By hosting this event, we hope to provide you with the opportunity to learn from world-class leadership experts without leaving town, gain access to the top leaders our area has to offer, and return to your office ready to implement your new action plan and lead with renewed passion and commitment.

Start planning now to attend the premier leadership and professional development event in the Shenandoah Valley on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Blue Ridge Community College's Plecker Workforce Center. The NINTH Annual LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg Experience will feature exclusively licensed content from world class leadership expert John C. Maxwell and several other world-class thought leaders!!! This is a leadership development experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways.

This year’s EXCLUSIVE Local Leadership Keynote will feature two of our area’s most effective voices on leadership, Wes and Cindy Dove with Dove Development & Consulting, who will be providing you with a message on How Top Leaders Set the Tone for Recruitment and Retention that you can apply immediately in your own organization!

As we continue to work to make Dove Development & Consulting the premier leadership and personnel development resource in the Virginia, we invest a tremendous amount of effort into making sure this annual event gives you more value that anything else of its kind at a local level! We look forward to sharing this experience with you!

See you there!

Registration Options:

Team Building Table Special (EXPIRED on July 31 - but you're welcome to reach out to us directly to see if there's any way we can make something happen for you): In 2018, we began offering a limited number of reserved tables. The feedback from the groups who have taken advantage of this since has been so positive that we've continued to dedicate as many of these reserved tables as space will allow and we're making a special offer for organizations who take advantage of this option! Each table will have 7 seats. We've set aside 8 tables, first come - first serve, where you can reserve all 7 seats for the price of 6! These reserved tables will only be available during the Early Bird registration time frame (through July 31), or while they last, for just $700!  

Individual Registration PREMIUM PACKAGE (EXTENDED through October 31 or until event is sold out!) $197 This new option includes your registration to the 2023 LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg Experience (regularly $127), a ONE HOUR one-on-one Strategic Leadership Coaching session with Wes or Cindy Dove ($350 value), an Adult Behavioral Assessment ($13 value), and a three month membership to our Leading At The Next Level program ($147 value). We've developed this package to help you achieve a significant, measurable return on investment from the time you invest with us at the event at a price we won't be able to offer any other time! Due to scheduling, only 15 of these packages will be available! If you're interested in adding this PREMIUM option to a table package, contact us directly.

Early Bird Registration  (Available through August 31, or until event is sold out): $117 By choosing this option to secure your spot at the 2023 LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg Experience, you will still save $10 off the regular registration price ($127)

General Registration  (September 1 through November 2, if available): $127

REFUND POLICY: Refunds cannot be made after Friday, October 6 as all resource materials and meals will have been secured by that time. However, tickets are transferable to another person should you have a scheduling conflict. We appreciate your understanding!


We've been able to line something special up for you! Contact us directly ([email protected] or [email protected]) for information on the Exclusive Executive Summit that will be held immediately after the 2023 LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg event! More details will be posted soon!

*Participation in this event serves as acknowledgement that photos will be taken throughout the day and that your image or likeness may be used in marketing materials for future events.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (All details will be provided to partners are registered attendees by email) 

  • 7:15a Doors Open/Check-in Begins
  • 8:00a The Ninth Annual LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg Experience with Dove Development & Consulting Begins!
  • 12:15p Lunch provided by Honey Baked Ham of Harrisonburg
  • 2:15p Main event ends
  • 2:30p Executive Summit session begins (reservations required)
  • 4:00p Executive Summit concludes

Individual VIP Registration



  • VIP Seating
  • Early Check-In
  • 90 Day Leading At The Next Level membership ($147 value)

  • One-hour Strategic Leadership Coaching session ($350 value)

  • Behavioral Style assessment ($13 value)
Get Exclusive Access

Gerneral Registration



  • General Admission to Virginia's Premier Full Day Leadership Development Event
  • Continental breakfast
  • Boxed lunch
  • Access to Exclusive discounts from Dove Development & Consulting
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It Doesn't Happen Without Our Partners!

We would like to thank each organization shown here for being part of this event. Be sure to click each image to learn more about them!

Event Partner

Executive Leadership Partners

Exclusive Video Partner

Leadership Partners

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Venue Partner

Hospitality Partners

Corporate Partners

Exclusive Lunch Partner

Small Business Partners

Technology Partners

Nourishment Partners

Exclusive Printing Partner

Our Community Partner

We're thrilled to work with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for the SIXTH consecutive year! A percentage of all revenue from the LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg Experience goes directly to this amazing organization.

LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg has helped BRAFB provide more than 35,000 meals since this partnership started in 2018!

Are You A Business Owner, CEO, or Executive?

Since 2018, we've hosted an exclusive session immediately after the main Live2Lead event tailored specifically for leaders with this level of responsibility. In addition to the sharing best practices with other executives, this session is geared at helping you outline the action steps you can put in place for your organization right away!

This is also a critical part of our Executive Leadership Elite Think Tank. If you'd like to be part of this session, reach out to us directly at [email protected] as soon as you've secured your spot in the main session and we will be happy to discuss it!


Here are some of the amazing moments captured at previous LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg events:

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Check Out What People Had to Say About the previous LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg events:

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Check Out Some Memories from previous

LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg events